Monday, July 8, 2013

I just received the best email from Rosie at Rosie Rambles! She nominated me for a Leibster Award! I've seen these on other blogs I read, but never knew what it was for. Turns out the Leibster award is for favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers! I love blogging and the community of amazing teachers I have met through blogging! There are lots of newer blogs that deserve some recognition! 

To accept the nomination I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for your by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

Blogs I have nominated:

Rosie's Questions to me:

1. What was your favorite subject in school? Reading! I was that kiddo who was secretly reading books in her desk during other subjects!

2. What was your favorite vacation? Our honeymoon in Punta Cana! It was so relaxing to sit on the beach, relax, read, and sip tropical drinks out of coconuts! 

3. What is your favorite outdoor activity? Does reading outside count? I'm not much of an outdoorsy girl! If I had to pick I would say swimming! 

4. What is your dream country to visit? I love Ireland, but I've already been there, so if I have to pick another country it would have to be Australia! I've always wanted to go there, but really don't want to deal with the 24 hour plane trip...

5. What is your favorite college memory? Meeting my husband! My friends and I were out for the night, when half of the city lost power. We found the nearest bar with it's lights on and there he was! We were much too shy to talk to each other, so my very bold wingwoman friend walked right up to him, started eating his popcorn, and broke the ice. The rest is history! 

6. Who was your favorite college professor and what did they teach? Heidi Wojcik, she was also the reading specialist in my last school. She taught reading assessment and I learned SO much! 

7. What is your favorite part about back to school? I LOVE new school supplies! Nothing makes me happier than brand new crayons, markers, and pencils

8. What United States city have you spent the most time in? I guess Boston. I live about an hour from there and go a few times a year. 

9. What is your favorite movie? The Devil Wears Prada! I could watch that movie a million times and still love it!

10. If you could be another profession, what would it be? I would still be involved in education in some way! I think it would be amazing to write curriculum or teach college. Maybe someday..

11. What is your favorite room in your house? My bedroom, I just love the colors! 

11 Random Facts About Me:
  1. I was born in September. 
  2. I do not like popcorn.. or French fries. I know that's weird. 
  3. I am slightly OCD.
  4. I have a black belt. 
  5. My cheerleading team in high school won the national championship. 
  6. I did a semester abroad in Ireland. 
  7. My favorite color is pink. 
  8. My favorite food is pizza. 
  9. I am allergic to EVERYTHING! The regular stuff: cats, dogs, pollen, and dust. The weird stuff: toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant. 
  10. I worked in three different ice cream shops in high school. 
  11. I can't smell skunk. People tell me this is a very good thing! 

Questions to my nominees:
1. What is your favorite subject to teach?
2. What is your favorite book?
3. Do you have a piece of clothing or an accessory you can't live without?
4. Do you have any pets? If so what kind and what are their names?
5. What was your first job?
6. What is your favorite type of school supply?
7. What is the most played song on your iTunes?
8. What is the last movie you saw?
9. Have you ever been out of the country? Where did you visit?
10. What is your favorite hobby? (outside of blogging!)
11. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?


  1. Congrats on your nomination! :) I also live about an hour from Boston. I'm in SE Mass; I love Boston! I am also slightly OCD, I feel you! :)

  2. Congratulations on your nomination, and a HUGE thank you for mine! You are too sweet, Michaela! :) I found some time to pay it forward and answer your questions this morning!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  3. Hi Michaela,
    Congrats!!I hope you win! :) I totally appreciate you nominating me but I can not accept right now. I know it is crazy to be this busy in the summer but I am teaching computer classes to teachers this week and I just don't have the time to go through the steps. I am so excited for you!! Thanks again - you are so sweet to think of my blog!

    Laura ~ First Grade Spies

  4. Hi, Michaela--I enjoyed learning more about you in the fun q & a part of the award. Thanks for nomination! Just finished up my requirements and nominated some more blogs.

    Hope you're having a great week! PS I think your blog redesign is fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial post, too!
    Aspire to Inspire

  5. Wow! I felt like I was reading my own answers to those questions. I would lurve to visit Ireland & Australia. Hope you get visit soon :)


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